Business

JSE signs agreement with Blockstation

Friday, April, 5 2019    

THE Jamaica Stock Exchange (JSE) has announced the execution of a historic Master Agreement with Blockstation, a leading Canadian FinTech company, becoming one of the first stock exchanges in the world to sign an agreement to enable live trading of digital assets and security tokens in a... Read More

Google signs deal with

Friday, April, 5 2019    

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — US tech giant Google has signed a deal with Cuban operator ETECSA to explore ways of boosting Internet service on the communist-run island, despite diplomatic tensions between Washington and Havana. Read More

Caribbean creatives look to build exports

Friday, April, 5 2019    

The recently held Cultural and Creative Industries Workshop in Trinidad and Tobago empowered Caribbean creative practitioners with the much-needed information to build their export capacity. Read More

From grooves to streams, VPAL Music moves with the times

BY HOWARD CAMPBELL | Friday, April, 5 2019    

With dynamics of the music business changing 10 years ago, VP Records launched a subsidiary label that catered to independent music producers and artistes. The new company, VPAL Music, would expose product to VP's massive network based on a fluid... Read More

Grenada's NIS did not give government a “haircut” on debt

Friday, April, 5 2019    

ST GEORGE'S, Grenada (CMC) — The National Insurance Scheme (NIS) says it did not provide the Grenada Government with a haircut during the island's debt restructuring period because it opted to restructure with an extended time of repayment. Read More

Cuban dailies to slash editions over newsprint shortage

Friday, April, 5 2019    

HAVANA, Cuba (AFP) — Communist Party daily Granma and other Cuban newspapers will slash edition sizes from today because of a shortage of newsprint, echoing similar cutbacks imposed by Fidel Castro after the fall of his Soviet Union ally in the 1990s. Read More

Record arrivals for 2018/19 winter season

Wednesday, April, 3 2019    

TOURIST arrivals in Jamaica are projected to climb to 1.5 million visitors for the 2018-19 winter season, which ends later this month. Read More

Jamaica's bauxite industry highlighted by Bloomberg

BY ALEXIS MONTEITH Observer writer | Wednesday, April, 3 2019    

A recent article from Bloomberg, the business and markets focused media company with a global following, has brought the resurgence of Jamaica's bauxite industry into the limelight. Read More

JPS profit jumps to US$31M

Wednesday, April, 3 2019    

LIGHT distributor Jamaica Public Service (JPS) has reported a 26 per cent jump in annual profit, increasing from US$24 million in 2017 to US$31 million for its financial year ending December 2018. Read More

Visionaries Summit hosts panel discussion on road to sustained growth for Jamaica

Wednesday, April, 3 2019    

Economic history is often said to be a story of paradoxes and potentials. But after years of ups and downs, the country finally seems to have got the ingredients for economic stability right, according to a release from Visionaries Summit... Read More

Brian Boothe to head NCB's restructured divisions

Wednesday, April, 3 2019    

National Commercial Bank (NCB) has announced plans to consolidate its Retail and Corporate Banking divisions effective Friday, April 5. Read More

ICreate lends support to training video producers

Wednesday, April, 3 2019    

CREATIVE training institute iCreate Limited has signed off on an agreement with the Kingston and St Andrew Municipal Corporation (KSAMC) to train 40 young people in digital video production. Read More

MoBay chamber encourages business sector to partner in crime fighting

BY HORACE HINES Observer staff reporter | Wednesday, April, 3 2019    

MONTEGO BAY, St James —President of the Montego Bay Chamber of Commerce and Industry (MBCCI), Winston Lawson, is calling on members of the Montego business community who are the owners of closed circuit cameras to share their feed with the JamaicaEye programme. Read More

tTech conference targets business growth via leveraging IT

Wednesday, April, 3 2019    

LocalLY managed information technology services provider tTech Limited plans to reshape the way people think of IT and business by hosting “Tech Con by tTech” on Friday, April 12, 2019. The conference will be staged at the Jamaica Pegasus and aims to help... Read More

Worthy Park launches into the world of premium rum

By Richard Browne Business editor browne@jamaicaobserver.com | Wednesday, April, 3 2019    

Worthy Park has revived its Worthy Park rum brand in Jamaica, with the local launch on Sunday of its premium Worthy Park Single Estate Reserve. The rum, a blend of rums between six and 10 years old, was introduced to Europe last year, but is now available on the local... Read More



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